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Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Highland Family Medicine (HFM) and St. John Fisher College are proud to offer a unique opportunity for Doctors of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.'s) at The University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency training site and The Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program provides Pharm.D.'s with the training required to meet the needs of culturally diverse and clinically complex patients and develop skills.

The Pharmacy resident will be exposed to innovative models of primary care that are rooted in evidence-based principles of integrated medical and behavioral health care. Team-based care, interprofessional education, and practice efficiency, will be emphasized with attention toward ongoing health care reform.

No other program offers this true integration of Pharm.D.'s, NP's and other medical professionals training in the same setting.


This PGY2 residency program will build on PGY1 residency training to integrate knowledge and experiences through offering opportunities to function as an independent practitioner in the specialized area of Ambulatory Care Practice.


The pharmacy residency program facilitates the development of Clinical Pharmacist interested in delivering care to culturally diverse and clinically complex patients in the ambulatory care setting through:

  • Participation as an interdisciplinary team member
  • Interprofessional education and collaboration
  • Improving clinical confidence required for comprehensive medication management in primary care and collaborative drug therapy management
  • Participates in outcome driven quality improvement initiatives involving safe and effective medication use
  • The availability of various elective rotations (ie: Adult Internal Medicine, Specialty Pharmacy, Transplant, ACO, and Psychiatry)

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Benefits

This 12-month PGY2 pharmacy residency program offers:

  • Benefits include stipend, medical, dental and life insurance, ability to contribute to tax deferred retirement program
  • 15 vacation days and paid holidays
  • Travel reimbursement for 2 professional meetings

Candidate Qualifications

  • Pharm.D. graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Must be eligible for New York State licensure
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Application Process

  • To apply for the residency, the following items must be submitted through PhORCAS no later than January 15th to be considered for an onsite interview:
    • Letter of intent stating goals and interests
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of reference
    • Official College transcript


The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency has four key components:

  • Family Medicine Outpatient/Ambulatory Care

(Longitudinal, 3 sessions per week)

Medication management clinic and anticoagulation services will focus on developing their own panel of patients with chronic disease states and provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services. In addition to collaborating to provide chronic disease state management, the resident will work to insure patient understanding of medications, cost efficiency, and monitoring of therapies and disease states.

  • Family Medicine/Transitions in Care

(Longitudinal, 4 sessions per week)

Through working collaboratively with the RN Transitional Care Manager and Inpatient provider team, the resident will insure appropriate medication use post-hospital discharge through discharge medication counseling and follow-up clinic and/or home visits.

  • Interprofessional Education Sessions

(Longitudinal, 1 session per week)

Hands-on learning sessions with Family Medicine Residents focusing on a variety of complex clinical challenges within the primary care setting.

  • Academia

(Longitudinal, 2 sessions per week)

Participation in the teaching certificate is required. Additional responsibilities include didactic and experiential teaching and completion of an IRB approved research project.